City Council Finance Committee last week supported providing Logan Rayes restaurant and nightspot at 606 East Colonial Avenue with $11,638 for extensive roof repairs and replacement of its heating and cooling systems. The recommendation will go to City Council for approval on Monday.

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City Council Finance Committee last week supported providing Logan Rayes restaurant and nightspot at 606 East Colonial Avenue with $11,638 for extensive roof repairs and replacement of its heating and cooling systems. The recommendation will go to City Council for approval on Monday.

Logan Rayes may get next downtown fix-up grant

Jon Hawley

The Daily Advance

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Noting progress of its first Downtown Improvement Grant, city officials are now recommending awarding another, this time to fix up Logan Rayes Key West Grille.

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An interesting question

The interesting question, "What should be done for downtown?", was posed in this article. I couldn't help but think of a statement made a few years ago by an aged gentleman who had lived in EC all of his life. He said: "The best thing that could be done for Elizabeth City is to start at river and bulldoze it flat for 250-300 yards back and start building it all over again". I can't say that I'd disagree with his aged wisdom. Countless hundreds of thousands of dollars have been thrown into the dilapidated structures of downtown over the years and what is there to show for it? They same run down buildings that were started with. Not any better than they were at the start, with settling foundations, cracked walls, rotted timbers, and leaking roofs. All well beyond logical, reasonable, economical repair due to the longtime neglect of former and current owners. No doubt, Mr. Jackson thinks the DIG program is a great thing. Anyone besides a complete idiot would be crazy to turn down free money! It also doesn't surprise me that Matt "the brat" and his partner are first up as a grant recipient. Why, with their experience in bilking and smoozing the upper crust of EC's socialites in the crusade of pumping wads of cash into restoration of the AOA building, this is a milk run for them. Politics make strange bedfellows, as the saying goes. Why should this be any different?

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